Do you want to be successful in life?
Silly question, I know. The question is not about being successful or wanting to be successful. It’s about what we’re doing for it.
It’s about how you’re living your life, how you want to live and how you’ve been living it all this while.
Before I tell that one secret to leading a successful life, let me share with you a little story.
This was a recent encounter with one of my father’s friend. We met at a 50th birthday party for my father’s best(another) friend. I had described this sweet and short party in one of my previous blogs.
After the cake cutting, when we sat for chit-chatting that friend asked me a few work-related questions and then suddenly challenged me, “Have you stopped writing blogs? I didn’t see your posts on Facebook in a while now.”
I was spellbound then. Do people notice so much? And he is that guy who never reads my blogs, never likes any posts of mine on Facebook and has never acknowledged any of my works.
I knew I hadn’t updated my blogs for two consecutive weeks (and had apologized to you about it) because I was busy writing my first manuscript. But I refrained from giving him the details. And softly answered, “Yeah! I’ve been caught up with something.”
This incident was an eye-opener. I was introduced to a new group of people – the observers.
People notice you, they follow you, and they judge you if you don’t do something that you’re been doing for a long time. For instance a gym regime that you’ve been following and posting it on social media.
Well, this is a social obligation and it is good when taken positively. It helps you to be consistent in what you do.
And that’s the secret, my dear reader. You have to be consistent if you want to be successful in life.
When you’re consistently doing something significant that is adding up to see a great career, excellent education, so on and so forth.
Consistent actions lead to results.
As the appraisal phase is round the corner, you must have witnessed the manager looks for an employee who is consistently growing with leaps and bounds throughout the financial year.
And if you want to get that ‘X’ (Excellent) ratings every year, you have to be consistent in your work every year, isn’t it?
It’s as simple as that.
Even the plants dry off if not watered regularly. Similar to the plants, a human brain has to consistently fed with knowledge and wisdom, time to time.
Preeti Shenoy – India’s top-selling female author has been successful in her life because she’s consistent in writing books and blogs.
The fact that she never fails to please her readers by her consistency in writing books, blogs, and being equally active on social media makes her the successful woman she is today.
I’ve written a detailed blog about her. Please do read and see how beautifully and on the sheer base of consistency she’s leading her life.
Coincidentally, today is her 48th birthday.
By now you know I’m on a mission to make you read, so I’ve been consistent in writing blogs for you. I know you read my blogs and even if you’re not reading I’ll be still writing. There’s no stopping.
Because I know consistency in one of the keys to success. And I’m hopeful that I’ll convert many non-readers to readers.
To be a writer, one needs to be a consistent reader. I’ve been reading consistently in 2019 and currently reading the 31st book.
I know you also want to be successful but struggle to do things consistently. So let me give you a quick checklist that’ll help you in achieving that goal of yours by following up consistently with it.
Write down your goal or a list of your goals.
Pick the most important one that is close to your heart and you’re emotionally attached to it.
Push yourself a little every day and gradually your actions will come out naturally. It is a magical feeling, believe me. When you slog your butts in the beginning and then get into the habit of doing it like a pro, that feeling is divine.
Read or listen to motivational stuff. That’ll help you in the long run.
Rinse and repeat when you feel your goal is attained.
I shall stop here now. Ending my today’s blog with this quote by Winston Churchill – “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Thank you for your time and attention.
See you tomorrow.
P.S. The idea of Blog Marathon is originally (as far as I know) of Preeti Shenoy. She does it every year and she’s my inspiration. Please do visit her website and read her blogs(Click here). I love them.